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Natural water-borne nanoparticles are ubiquitous. Their very small size, ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers means they are both highly mobile and chemically reactive. Nanoparticles are central in buffering environmental systems, serving the dual role of limiting potentially toxic metal concentrations, while at the same time providing a supply of metals at levels that enables biochemical reactions to take place.
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